Tour of gardens is this Saturday

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By Sandy Barnes

An adobe home with an intriguing courtyard, hens, peacocks and a vegetable rooftop garden is one of five properties on the Evergreen Garden Tour this Saturday.

Other gardens on the tour sponsored by the Evergreen Garden Club include a ranch property with burros, a xeriscape berm and vegetable garden, a Tudor home above Upper Bear Creek with hillsides of floral color, a historic home once visited by former President Dwight Eisenhower, and a home featuring multiple gardens, pergolas and patios.

The event is a fund-raiser for the Garden Club, whose members maintain eight public gardens in Evergreen.

“We raise funds for the plants, soil amendments and deer-off,” said Barbara Steger, president of the club.

While the Evergreen Metropolitan District and the Evergreen Fire Protection District do contribute to the cost of maintaining gardens on their properties, the Garden Club is financially responsible for the others. Members maintain gardens at their expense at the Evergreen Public Library, the Evergreen post office, Bergen Park traffic circle and the Hiwan Homestead Museum, where there are Victorian and herb gardens.

The club meets the second Tuesday of the month September through June at 9:15 a.m. at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue administration building in Bergen Park. With its slogan “gardening with altitude,” the club offers programs of interest to those living at high elevations. 

The garden tour takes place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features a plant sale and door prizes. To protect the privacy of owners, the locations of the gardens on the tour are not given in advance.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. They may be purchased in advance at HearthFire Books, the Nellybelle General Store, Evergreen Wild Bird Store and at Sundance Gardens.

For more information about the tour and the Evergreen Garden Club, visit the website at  HYPERLINK "http://www.evergreengardenclub.org" www.evergreengardenclub.org.


Contact Sandy Barnes at sandy@evergreenco.com or call 303-350-1042.